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Old 11-06-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Question RH 7.2 - PHP 4.3.4 and IBM DB2 V8.1

I'm struggling.

I've managed to install IBM DB2 V8.1 on RH7.2. Been searching for procedure to install a PHP version which works with DB2.

I found this site - www7b . boulder . ibm . com / dmdd / library / techarticle / scott/0614_scott.html - which I have followed almost to the letter.

I did NOT install or configure Apache, since the version installed with RH 7.2 is suppoed to work with DB2.

I downloaded PHP-4.3.4 and ran configure on this version (with out any --with or --without parameters since all the defaults are pointing to the right directories)

Followed the document - etc, etc. etc. up to the point where it talks about writing scripts that connect to DB2 UDB. At this point I've created a phpinfo.php file which ust runs the function phpinfo() placed it in the var/www/html directory and ran it from my browser as - http: // localhost / phpinfo.php - and this is where it starts to get a little odd. The page served up displays the version of PHP is 4.0.6 (which is the version that installs with RH 7.2). I did a make and a make install again and and still get the same result.

I'm in very deep and am running out of energy.

Any guidance would be appreciated.


Old 11-07-2003, 07:05 AM   #2
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hi jk,

it could be because of the different locations in which the php libraries are installed when you choose a bog standard rpm packet or try to compile from source.

compiling from source normally puts into usr/local/apache/libexec/ folder (this is the location which is added to your httpd.conf), whilst on my machine, the rpms (from install into /usr/lib/apache/

try 'locate' from command line, to see if there are two of them?

and check the httpd.conf for the php module location, it could be that your machine is still using the old php version, cos it doesn't know where the new one is?

good luck
Old 11-07-2003, 01:13 PM   #3
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Only found one libphp4.lo file

I've tried so many ways to get this to work, I don't remember what I've tried.

Many re-installs of RH 7.2, and re-installs of DB2

Trying different versions of PHP from 4.3.4 backwards to 4.0.6 (which is the version from RH 7.2 install)

It really appears that any install of PHP does not "overlay" the previous version and when installing PHP fresh without RH 7.2 installing it, I can get it to work.

Tried skipping install of Apache and PHP when installing Linux and then installing both Apache and PHP from source. Still same result.

As a newbie and one that has a fair amount of problem solving skills but lacking in the "Linux tech skills" I am baffled at the incomplete instruction set that IBM has supplied with their product and overwhelmed by the inexhaustable number of options available for many of the tools availabel for Linux. Worlds apart and I stand firmly ENTRENCHED in the middle.



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